Paying to listen

IN Media Watch Briefs | 02/07/2018

The Wire is experimenting with fund raising via current affairs events. So  The Wire's new series of Dialogues    conducted by Karan Thapar at the India International Centre, Delhi will be ticketed at Rs 300 per person. Except that it is called a donor pass. The first conversation will be conducted with Ram Guha on July 4, the series title being "Fault Lines of The Republic".                

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Journalists in Kashmir are up in arms over the summons issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to Kashmir Observer journalist Aqib Javed Hakim, for his interview with jailed separatist leader Asiya Andrabi in January. This amounted to intimidation and harassment, a joint statement of the Kashmir Working Journalist Association (KWJA) and Kashmir Journalist Association said, adding that, in the Kamran Yousuf case, the NIA had tried to define journalism by its own skewed standards.                           

D Sunitha, an ASP in the Telangana Police, filed complaints with the NBSA against character assassination by some Telugu TV channels. NBSA has announced an agreement  arrived at with HMTV whereby the channel will broadcast an agreed upon apology statement three times a day on three days starting today.The complaint was against ETV, Sakshi and HMTV, the NBSA has reserved its order in other two cases. TV9 was as much of an offender, but it is not a member if the NBSA.                   

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